The Byrds - Greatest Hits (1967) - Full Album [Expanded Edition]
One of the more important "Greatest Hits" albums of the rock era. Originally released by Columbia/CBS in 1967, this is the 1999 Expanded Edition.
Original 1967 track listing:
1. Mr. Tambourine Man (Bob Dylan) -- 0:00
2. I'll Feel a Whole Lot Better (Gene Clark) -- 2:32
3. The Bells of Rhymney (Idris Davies, Pete Seeger) -- 5:07
4. Turn! Turn! Turn! (Book of Ecclesiastes/Pete Seeger) -- 8:40
5. All I Really Want to Do (Bob Dylan) -- 12:33
6. Chimes of Freedom (Bob Dylan) -- 14:40
1. Eight Miles High (G. Clark, J. McGuinn, D. Crosby) -- 18:34
2. Mr. Spaceman (Jim McGuinn) -- 22:11
3. 5D (Fifth Dimension) (Jim McGuinn) -- 24:23
4. So You Want to Be a Rock 'n' Roll Star -- 26:58
5. My Back Pages (Bob Dylan) -- 29:07
1999 Expanded Edition Bonus tracks:
1. It Won't Be Wrong (Jim McGuinn, Harvey Gerst) -- 32:18
2. Set You Free This Time (Gene Clark) -- 34:19
3. Have You Seen Her Face (Chris Hillman) - 37:11
The Byrds' Greatest Hits is the first greatest hits album by the American rock band The Byrds and was released in August 1967 on Columbia Records. It is the top-selling album in The Byrds' catalog and reached #6 on the Billboard Album chart. The album provides a summary of The Byrds' history during Gene Clark and David Crosby's tenure with the band and also functions as a survey of the group's hit singles from 1965 to 1967, a period when the band had its greatest amount of success on the singles chart. Most of the songs included on the original Greatest Hits album can also be found on the band's first four albums, Mr. Tambourine Man, Turn! Turn! Turn!, Fifth Dimension and Younger Than Yesterday.
In 2003, the album was ranked at #178 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
My intent is to let younger listeners (such as myself) experience complete albums they've mighta missed out on before instead of just by song to song. I feel it's just a better experience that way. But I will say this though, if you find an album you truly fall in love with by all means buy an actual PHYSICAL copy of it (preferably on vinyl) and let it become a part of your life.